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Is Apple TV intelligent enough to stream directly from a NAS?

I'm considering purchasing an Apple TV. I understand that I need to include movies in iTunes in order to play them on the device. On my iMac, my movies are linked in iTunes over a shared drive to my ...
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problem accessing localhost on Mac OS X Mavericks…it was working fine until I rebooted today

I am perplexed about the problem I am having and would really appreciate help resolving it. I have an iMac running Mac OS X Mavericks 10.9.2 I have set up my apache to serve documents from the ...
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Can I share my Wifi connection on my iPad?

I'll be going away in a couple of days, and I believe that where I am going, the WiFi is restricted to one device being connected at once. However, I would like to have internet access on both my ...
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Upgrade to El Capitan, unable to use keyboard and trackpad after sleep

I have upgraded from Yosemite to El Capitan. This version is stable enough but when I let my macbook pro 15" (2013) sleeping at night and reopening at the morning, keyboard and trackpad do not work ...
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Can't write on external HDD after upgrading to OS X El Capitan

I am using a LaCie external hard disk in my MacBookPro for 3 years. After having updated to OS X El Capitan, I am no longer able to write on the HDD and I have read-only privileges. Info shows that ...
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Can not install xcode 7 from store, stuck on app intall

I have a fresh OS X Yosemite, and when I went to the store to install Xcode 7 and hit the Install App button, it turned green and a loading icon appeared but after waiting a long time nothing happened....
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Bootcamp/Win 7: No device drivers were found

Man, installing bootcamp on my late 2013 15" Retina MBP is a challenge! I was struggling for a very long time with the issue of not having any control og mouse/keyboard when entering the windows ...
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Using terminal to get current fan speed?

I would like to view the current fan speeds of my MacBook and iMac using terminal. I've found that running spindump then cat /tmp/spindump.txt | grep "Fan speed" will show it, but that's very slow and ...
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How do I update the primary email address used by my Apple ID when using Find My iDevice?

I have an Apple ID that I use for both the App/iTunes Stores and for iCloud. Because I originally created it years ago, it's an email address I no longer use, let's call it dan@old.com. I would like ...
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How can I name desktops/spaces in El Capitan?

I would like to give names to different spaces; currently a new space get the default name Desktop n where n is a number. How can I give it a meaningful name?
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Installed provision profiles not seen on iOS8?

I have installed a few profiles from third-parties, now I'd like to remove them from General - Settings - Profiles, which is the way I did before prior to iOS 8. However, I don't see them there on my ...
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How to install OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) on VirtualBox 4.3?

I've seen a lot of variants of this question, but most are pretty old, and don't quite match my use case. How the heck do you get 10.8 (Mountain Lion) running on the latest version of VirtualBox, e.g....
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How Do I Use 'cp' to Overwrite Files?

Using a shell script or Terminal, how do I overwrite files that may or may not be present. I looked at man page for cp, it said use the -f argument to force overwrite. But, it does nothing. $ cp -f /...
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“This item is temporarily unavailable” When Installing Yosemite

I have erased my HD and tried to install OS Yosemite on MacBook Pro mid 2009. But keep getting this message "This item is temporarily unavailable." I've tried many proposed solutions but none seem to ...
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What are the minimum and recommended hardware requirements for Xcode development on OS X?

I am a freelancer programmer and so far I have only worked on projects on Windows platform. I don't have much idea about OS X hardware. I am not looking for a very high end configuration but ...
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How to clear new Music app's cache of streaming music on iOS?

I have the latest iOS on my iPad and iPhone with the new Music app. I speculate the Music app's cache of downloaded streaming songs is taking about 1.5 to 2.0 GB of space, which is causing both of my ...
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Dual screen with new Mac Mini

So I've begun the long-awaiting switch from PC to Mac in the office and picked up a new Mac Mini yesterday. We currently use dual screen on all machines in the office. I'm wanting to hook these up ...
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How to properly install Kali Linux on MacBook Air (dual-boot with El Capitan)

I updated to El Capitan yesterday (on MacBook Air 2014). I then decided to install Kali Linux 2.0, and boy it's been one problem after another, so far nothing has gone the way it's supposed to. ...
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High CPU time of Finder in El Capitan

I have extremely high CPU time for Finder use after updating to El Capitan version 10.11.0 I've tried: Rebooting the Mac Resetting SMC Resetting NVRAM The machine is borderline unusable with 100%...
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Is it possible to have two phones (one of which an iPhone) on the same number without changing the SIM card?

I have always wondered whether it was possible to use the same phone number on an "emergency phone" in case the main one gets lost.
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MacBook Pro refuses to boot/recover, hangs at “white screen”

I am somewhat new to caring for Macs, but one has been left in my care and I have not been able to restore it to working order yet. Here are the symptoms: The MacBook Pro would hang with a "white ...
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“sudo apt-get install” on OS X Mavericks

My understanding is that you need to install 'Fink' before an apt-get will work in the Terminal on OS X, but there isn't a Fink binary installer yet for Mavericks. Does anyone know what the best ...
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No explicit songs show on my music

I just purchased a bunch of new songs through the iTunes store on my computer and one by one I saw them being iClouded onto my iPhone. I was very happy about this until I noticed that none of the ...
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If I disable Location Services, will Find My iPhone continue to work?

If I disable Location Services, will Find My iPhone continue to work? I turned off Location Services, but iOS 8.3 is allowing me to leave Find My iPad turned on. The message underneath says though: ...
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Can I upgrade RAM on an early 2014 Macbook Pro with Retina display?

I bought a Macbook Pro with Retina display (4GB RAM, 128GB SSD) in April. It keeps freezing and about every 3 days, and I need to upgrade the RAM. Am I able to upgrade the RAM on this machine to 8GB ...
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Make the menu bar in Yosemite opaque

In Mavericks and earlier, it was possible to make the menu bar opaque, rather than the default translucent look. Now in Yosemite, it looks like translucency is the default, and the setting is gone ...
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Troubleshooting HDMI connection between MBP and Sony Bravia TV

I'm trying to connect my MacBook Pro (late 2011) running Mavericks to my Sony Bravia television like so: MBP thunderbolt port -> Mini DisplayPort cable -> HDMI cable -> TV HDMI 1 port. However, I'm ...
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How do I get the date to show up on pictures with an iPhone 5?

How do I get the date to show on pictures? I have an iPhone 5?
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Photos stopped uploading to iCloud. What can I do?

After updating to OS X 10.10.3, I opened Photos.app and imported my iPhoto library. Around ~3,000 photos were uploaded to iCloud, but the upload process stopped before the remaining 7,200 photos were ...
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How to hide Snapchat best friends list

Actually how can we hide the best friends list in snapchat without unblocking friends bc unblocking them making them disappear from my snapchat friends list so we need to re-add them everytime we do.
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iCloud Photo Sharing - Not receiving invitation

I previously had an iCloud Photo Share album and then the pictures would stop appearing on my stream when the other member added new ones. We then removed me from the Stream to re-add. When we tried, ...
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Does iPhone 5 charger work for iPhone 6

I need to test an app i'm developing for iPhone 6 device. Can I use an iPhone 5c charger to connect the charger to my MacBook Pro and the iPhone 6? Would the iPhone 5c charger work for iPhone 6 or ...
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Macbook Pro Crashing and Startup Failure

Firstly, some background information for the problem: My girlfriend's Macbook Pro had an issue that was annoying, but not fatal. Roughly once a day (but sometimes not for a few days, and sometimes ...
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How can iPhone see android emoji?

My girlfriend has an Android phone and when she text me on my new iPhone, emoji like ;-) appear as is and not as a winking smiley. Is there a way to change that?
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How to setup Apple Mail so it truly removes email from Google?

After a lo-ho-hot of trial and error to get this to work properly I still was not able to find the sweet spot. The problem is simple. I am on OSX Yosemite and use the Mail.APP for my Google Apps for ...
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Can't create new notebook in Microsoft OneNote for Mac

When I try to create a new notebook in OneNote for Mac, I receive the following error: Cannot Create This Notebook The location may not be available at this time, or you might not have ...
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Stop syncing Safari History through iCloud between 1 or more computers or iOS devices

If I uncheck the Safari option under iCloud settings either on a Mac or an iOS device will the links stop syncing between devices?
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Why does Apple recommend a 2TB FD over a 1TB Fusion Drive for iMacs with 32GB of memory?

Under the 'Choose Storage' section on Apple's iMac configuration page there is a blue link titled 'How much storage is right for you? (Choose Storage) '. In that dialog it says: For the best ...
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Mount Ext4 on El Capitan

I recently installed OS X 10.11 on my Mac. I tried to read a SD card with an Ext4 partition which wasn't even shown in Disk Utility, although diskutil did show it as a Linux partition. I can't seem ...
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MacBook Pro: OS X reinstall is taking “forever”, (over 12 hours) to finish

This is my first time ever dealing with a Mac OS X reinstallation. About a week ago, while working online, my MacBook Pro just started to be very very slow to do anything. I would get the WHEEL ...
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Is there a user font for San Francisco in El Capitan?

I thought the new Apple font was called San Francisco, but I cannot find it in the font list of the Keynote.app for my Mac. Is it called another way or it is not available for Keynote? I am currently ...
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Xcode 7 develop for iOS without developer account

I have updated my iPod to iOS 9 and want to make my own apps for it, however, I do not want to pay for a developer account because of how much it costs. I read that in Xcode 7 that you can develop ...
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Can you still download Yosemite if not can i clean install Yosemite from a USB stick made for another machine?

Ive got several computers that i manage, last week just before the release of El Capitan i upgrade one of them to Yosemite, i now want to upgrade the rest to Yosemite (the reason im not going straight ...
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“Where is FinderSyncAPIExtension?” (Google Drive)

For the last week or so I have been periodically getting this dialog popping up, shown below. It would seem from googling around that this is related to Google Drive. I have tried the recommendations ...
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Using El Capitan, can I create a bootable Windows 7 USB?

I have an El Capitan, can I create a bootable USB of Windows 7? I also have a Windows 7 ISO. I need to use a USB since I will be reformatting a netbook without DVD/CD-ROM drive.
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iOS 9.3 update adds a passcode

I just updated my iPad to iOS 9.3 today, and when it starts up it shows the 'slide to update", when I slide it requires me to enter my 4 digit passcode. I never added a passcode, and now I have no ...
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What is causing slow Wi-Fi speeds on my Airport Extreme?

I have a recent model (bought 1-2 years ago) Airport Extreme that, until yesterday, has worked flawlessly. Starting yesterday, my wireless speeds have tanked. I first suspected my ISP, but that doesn'...
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What is the “lsd” process on OS X, and why is it using so much CPU power?

I looked in iStat Menus and noticed that a process named lsd was consuming 99% of my CPU (Out of 400% for 4 cores). I searched around for a bit, but couldn't find out what this was, and why it's using ...
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Hide “This iPhone is managed by your organization” message from the lock screen

I upgraded my iPhone 6S to iOS 9.3 today and now there appears a message on my lock screen This iPhone is managed by your organization. Of course, I already knew that - it's a company phone! I ...
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Deleting photos off of my iPhone but leave photos in the cloud

Is there a way to delete photos from my iPhone without deleting photos from iCloud photos?
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